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Six FREE things to do in London this week

By Time Out London Things To Do
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Put your money away! Here are the week’s best free events

The Graphic Art of the Harry Potter Films

Graphic designers Minalima have taken the vivid descriptions of things from JK Rowling’s brill books and created 3D versions. From The Marauder’s Map and Harry’s Acceptance Letter, to The Daily Prophet, see them all at this Soho pop-up.  Instagramiarmus! House of Minalima, Greek St. Leicester Square. Until Feb 1.  

Pride in London Parade

The annual parade celebrating LGBT+ communities promises to be bigger than ever this year. The theme  is #nofilter requesting that you ‘just be you’ –  wear what you want and march how you like. Trafalgar Square. Charing Cross. Sat Jun 25. 

Utopia Fair

Displays, events and activities will debate how utopian ideals can be used to benefit twenty-first-century communities. All that thinking  is hungry work – happily there’ll be  top grub from  Save the Date Café who use ingredients destined for landfill. Somerset House. Temple. Fri Jun 24-Sun Jun 26. 

Speedo’s Dive In

Pull on your budgie-smugglers and cozzies for free swimming  lessons at your local lido. Taking place in Charlton on Saturday and London Fields on Sunday, perfect your doggy paddle  under the tuition of a pro. Charlton Lido. Charlton rail. Sat Jun 25. London Fields Lido. London Fields Overground. Sun Jun 26.  

The People Build

This hilarious and awesome ‘architectural event’ devised by French artist Olivier Grossetête invites you to help build a huge structure out of humble cardboard boxes – a  democratically devised and assembled building. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Stratford. Tue Jun 21-Sat Jun 25.

Wimbledon Workout Week

Gymbox, triyoga and Lorraine Kelly’s zumba trainer (obvs), among others, take over the rooftop garden in Victoria’s Cardinal Place to get locals  ‘match fit’. Hearts will race like Drake’s when he first clapped eyes on Serena Williams. Cardinal Place Roof Garden. Victoria. Until Fri Jun 24. 

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